JUDAS PRIEST ANNOUNCE THEY WILL RETURN TO THE ROAD AS A QUARTET
Judas Priest have issued the following statement:
“Hello maniacs! We are chomping at the British Steel bit to return to world touring… celebrating 50 years of Judas Priest as an an even more powerful, relentless four piece heavy metal band – with Glenn coming out on stage with us here and there as before. Big thanks to [guitarist/producer] Andy [Sneap] for all you’ve done and continuing to be in the production team for our new album… See you all soon headbangers!”
Bassist Ian Hill is the only remaining original member of the band, which formed in 1969. Singer Rob Halford joined the group in 1973 and Tipton signed on in 1974. Founding guitarist K.K. Downing parted ways with the band in 2011, and was replaced by Richie Faulkner.
Sneap will reportedly focus on production work.
Judas Priest are scheduled to return to the road for their 50 Heavy Metal Years, with special guests, Queenrÿche. The tour is set to begin on March 4th in Peoria, Illinois and wind down on April 13th in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
To see Priest’s entire 50 Heavy Metal Years itinerary, please click here.